Excuses are reasons to defend the way we behave and to avoid acting on something we should be dealing with. Excuses are a means of negating responsibility.
But we can either continue to make excuses, or we can put things right and get our lives back on track. We’d rather talk ourselves into excuses, than deal with what we know is the truth. We would rather give ourselves reasons to stay where we are, than give ourselves reasons to change.
We make excuses as to why we can’t do something, instead of giving ourselves reasons why we can. In the short term it may seem easier, but in the longer term it’s not. As we apportion blame and continue to make excuses, we will stay stuck and that means we will never change the process of moving away from excuses.